I think JW,at Salford, looked at Warrington,with envy,at how they maximised their revenue streams from their stadium.This,if it wasn't already,was/has been taken onboard by Dr Koukash.
I would like to think that another lesson is learned from Warrington - that is their arrival at their new stadium was 2004,as was the arrival of Simon Moran,and they took until 2009 to lift silverware and are now producing the benefits of a good youth system.
I sincerely hope Salford do not rush things.( Should the takeover go ahead,of course )
All points taken.......
The Warrington analogy is a cracker. In 1971 & 1972 Wigan and Leeds ruled the roost before Salford under Snape and Wire under Murphy as their driving forces (hey I forget the Wire chairman's name - anybody wanna show their age??) led their teams to be top dogs 1973 and 1974.
Wires "second coming" was on the back of a new stadium and a new backer, and of course we have a near identical situation at Salford, only the backer is a bit late and the club have suffered an on field disappointment that hasn't created any impetus for the fans who showed themselves at the closure of the Willows to come on board.
So can Mr. Koukash emulate Mr. Moran???
My fear and resultant negativity is that there are several things Dr. K has to emulate.
1. A talisman playmaker being already in place to build a team around.
2. Three CLASS GB forwards being prepared to come on board
3. Five quality overseas players to be available to sign on
4. Perhaps the northern hemisphere's best coach to also come on board
Virtual Ceegar to anyone who can manage to name the ten names I am thinking about??
Million dollar jackpot to anyone who can name a similar 10 available to the good Doctor....
On the subject of Wires good youth system, Superleague contains as many top professionals from Warrington as there are from Salford/Manchester. The comparison was a good one but disappoints anyway.
Wires development system owes a lot to its scouts who have scoured Wales and Cumbria. One hopes Warrington Junior RL can become the force Wigan. Leeds and Saints are.
Edited by The Parksider, 22 January 2013 - 10:27 PM.